Yoga challenges the mind and body without the violence and hurt feelings of full-contact chess. Steer clear of overaggressive pawns with today's Groupon: for $20, you get 10 classes at Bikram Yoga Everett (a $120 value).
A great gift idea, Bikram Yoga Everett's instructors lead students of all skill levels through a therapeutic sequence of 26 postures in temperatures around 105 degrees. Each of the 90-minute classes consists of the same sequence of standing, seated, and levitating poses, which methodically inundate organs and glands with freshly oxygenated blood. Equatorial temperatures allow students to lean further into their stretches, while sweat glands eject any toxins with subpar hide-and-seek skills. A ventilation system ensures a supply of fresh air in the mirror-lined studio space, and attendees adorn the antiskid flooring with rental yoga mats from the boutique ($2), not included in this Groupon. A quick shower in the studio's changing room after class leaves students as spot-free as a newborn baby's credit score.
Bikram Yoga Everett
In the fitness industry, only a select few exercise pioneers enjoy widespread name recognition. Bikram Choudhury is one of them, and the instructors of Bikram Yoga Everett have earned that name by enduring his legendary nine-week training course. The program also keeps yogis on their toes by requiring recertification every three years. In the intense training sessions, aspiring instructors learn to make use of a heated environment to push the mental focus and muscular endurance of students during the 90-minute classes.
The Bikram Yoga Everett Studio welcomes visitors with a lobby bursting in bright primary colors and a spacious workout room swathed in natural sunlight. The computer-controlled temperature remains evenly regulated throughout the space, and a ventilation system provides a constant supply of fresh air, occasionally pumping in helium for cartoon voiceover workshops. Floors are covered in Zebra yoga mats that dramatically reduce joint strain.
Paine Field-Lake Stickney
520 128th St. SW
Everett, Washington 98204Get Directions